It’s 6:30am on the west coast and I am awake. No biggie, most people are awake by this time. Well, I’ve been awake since god knows when! I went to bed at 10:00pm and had a terrible time trying to go to sleep. I couldn’t get comfortable and my nausea was kicking in. So I headed to the kitchen to eat some crackers and drink some water.
I tossed and turned and maybe fell asleep lightly a few times between then and 1:40am when my roommate got home and I noticed lights on. I’m a very light sensitive person especially at night. I went to turn it off and go a drink of water and went pee. Got up again shortly after to pee again. And again. This is becoming a ritual of sorts.
I know I dozed off here and there but it was one of those nights where you feel as though your never fully asleep. Every noise woke me and every movement of my wife aggravated the situation. I was hit, then cold, my hips hurt, my stomach was upset, I was thirsty or I had to pee. My cat even knew it cause she kept coming to lay with me and she does that when I’m awake.
This has been my pattern of sleep since about Friday of last week.
More fun stuff. On Friday the morning sickness gods graced me with their presence. I was so sick after eating breakfast that I made it to work only to have to leave immediately. I was nauseas and light headed/dizzy with a side of a migraine. I told my boss I thought I had the flu (my first reaction lie). The morning sickness was terrible that day but subsided. It has now been an everyday occurrence with no rhyme or reason.
I can eat two bits of food and feel sick, or not. I can not eat for 30min and feel sick, or fine. I can drink water and nearly vomit, or it takes the beast. Crackers and all bread products are my friend right now. Strong foods, spices and most meats are not. Milk is tolerable and even helpful.
The headaches and dizziness/light headedness are stumping me. I’m drinking plenty of water so I don’t know what to do about it.
Oh, and exhaustion has hit full force as well. Ironic since I can’t sleep at night, yet can’t keep my eyes open during the day. I’ve take a nap every day I can and even after the nap I’m still tired. Yet once it’s night time I’m shit for sleep. I tried not napping one day to try to sleep better but it didn’t work.
Believe you me, as much as I am complaining IM NOT COMPLAINING! I’m happy I have something letting me know I’m pregnant right now. I asked for it and I got it. It’s as tolerable as it can be for now and I’m glad I have yet to actually throw up, although I came close this morning.
I think this is my welcome to the first trimester post. I have arrived. 2 days until ultrasound!